Thursday, 21 May 2020
Wandering and Wondering
The photo above, just because the flowers looked so great when I saw them.
Below are valerian. I find these interesting as they seem happy to grow out of stone walls with very little soil. I have seen pink, red and white varieties all clustered together.
Just to confuse things this wall loving valerian is different to the herbal plant of the same name - the one Hippocrates believed was a remedy for insomnia.
This shady path reminded me of my father, who liked to sing. One of his favourites was "In A Shady Nook, By A Babbling Brook ..." but I'll refrain from singing! Strange though what comes to mind when you walk.
A pleasantish view with trees and houses.
Nice rambling through the lanes. There was a vapour trail in the sky. We don't see many of them. If we do it is usually from flights to and from Newquay airport.
Of course there are various chemtrail conspiracy theories. For example, to quote from Wikipedia, "they consist of chemical or biological agents left in the sky by high-flying aircraft, sprayed for nefarious purposes undisclosed to the general public."
But, getting back to the real world, we passed by these old buildings now deserted.
The cottages are crying out to be converted and even have there own supply of valerian growing from one of the boundary walls.
Back home, a quiet corner in the garden. Must be time for tea!
There is a Japanese Proverb: If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
at May 21, 2020
Off track there is a stream and a few rhododendrons. Once back on the lane, within the hedgerow I this small butterfly on an unope...